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  • Interstitial Lung Disease

    Interstitial Lung Disease

    Wednesday, June 29 2011 6:52 AM EDT2011-06-29 11:52:43 GMT
    Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) is a general term that includes a variety of chronic lung disorders. When a person has ILD, the lung is affected in three ways. First, the lung tissue is damaged in someMore >>
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

    Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

    Wednesday, June 29 2011 6:51 AM EDT2011-06-29 11:51:49 GMT
    When all known causes of interstitial lung disease have been ruled out, the condition is called "idiopathic" (of unknown origin) pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). There are several theories as to what may causeMore >>
  • Pulmonary Hypertension

    Pulmonary Hypertension

    Wednesday, June 29 2011 6:50 AM EDT2011-06-29 11:50:39 GMT
    What is it? High blood pressure in the arteries that supply the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (PHT). The blood pressure measured by cuff on your arm isn't directly related to the pressure inMore >>
  • Sleep DisordersSleep DisordersMore>>

  • Restless Legs Syndrome

    Restless Legs Syndrome

    Wednesday, June 29 2011 6:57 AM EDT2011-06-29 11:57:26 GMT
    Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a disorder of the part of the nervous system that affects movements of the legs. Because it usually interferes with sleep, it also is considered a sleep disorder. SymptomsMore >>
  • Excessive Fatigue / Snoring

    Excessive Fatigue / Snoring

    Wednesday, June 29 2011 6:56 AM EDT2011-06-29 11:56:17 GMT
    Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person's breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundredsMore >>
  • Epworth Sleepiness Scale

    Epworth Sleepiness Scale

    Wednesday, June 29 2011 6:55 AM EDT2011-06-29 11:55:09 GMT
    The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is used to determine the level of daytime sleepiness. A score of 10 or more is considered sleepy. A score of 18 or more is very sleepy. If you score 10 or more on this test,More >>
  • AsthmaAsthmaMore>>

  • What is Asthma?

    What is Asthma?

    Wednesday, June 29 2011 7:04 AM EDT2011-06-29 11:04:18 GMT
    Asthma (Az-muh) is a chronic disease that affects your airways. The airways are the tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. If you have asthma, the inside walls of your airways are inflamed (swollen).More >>
  • Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer

    Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer

    Wednesday, June 29 2011 7:02 AM EDT2011-06-29 11:02:10 GMT
    Non-small cell lung cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the lung. There are several types of non-small cell lung cancer. Each type of non-small cell lung cancerMore >>
  • Small-Cell Lung Cancer

    Small-Cell Lung Cancer

    Wednesday, June 29 2011 7:00 AM EDT2011-06-29 12:00:30 GMT
    Small-cell lung cancer differs from non-small-cell lung cancer in the following ways: Small-cell lung cancer grows rapidly. Small-cell lung cancer spreads quickly. Small-cell lung cancer responds wellMore >>
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